Libro gratis : The Best of Cordwainer Smith

La oferta especial de este mes de Phoenix Book es una magnífica recopilación de un autor con poca producción pero con una larga estela. Se trata de The Best of Cordwainer Smith editado por J. J. Pierce. El precio es paga-lo-que-quieras, incluso si es cero.

Os pongo también la sinopsis:

Cordwainer Smith was one of the original visionaries to think of humanity in terms of thousands of years in the future, spread out across the universe. This brilliant collection, often cited as the first of its kind, explores fundamental questions about ourselves and our treatment of the universe (and other beings) around us and ultimately what it means to be human.

In “Scanners Live in Vain” we meet Martel, a human altered to be part machine—a scanner—to be able withstand the trauma space travel has on the body. Despite the stigma placed on him and his kind, he is able to regrasp his humanity to save another.

In “The Dead Lady of Clown Town” we get to know the underpeople—animals genetically altered to exist in human form, to better serve their human owners—and meet D’Joan, a dog-woman who will make readers question who is more human: the animals who simply want to be recognized as having the same right to life, or the people who created them to be inferior.

In “The Ballad of Lost C’mell” the notion of love being the most important equalizer there is—as first raised in “The Dead Lady of Clown Town”—is put into action when an underperson, C’mell, falls in love with Lord Jestocost. Who is to say her love for him is not as valid as any true-born human? She might be of cat descent, but she is all woman!

And in “A Planet Named Shayol” it is an underperson of bull descent, and beings so mutilated and deformed from their original human condition to be now considered demons of a hellish land, who retain and display the most humanity when Mankind commits the most inhumane action of all.

Ebooks en oferta: The World SF Bundle

Una selección variada y realmente interesante la que nos presenta Lavie Tidhar en esta ocasión, bajo el nombre de The World SF Bundle.

Los contenidos son los siguientes (con enlaces a mis reseñas en caso de existir):

Por al menos cinco dólares

The Secret History of Moscow de Ekaterina Sedia
Servant of the Underworld de Aliette de Bodard
The Apex Book of World SF: Vol. 4 de Mahvesh Murad
A Small Charred Face de Kazuki Sakuraba

Por al menos 15 dólares

The Apex Book of World SF: Vol. 12-3 de Lavie Tidhar
Spirits Abroad de Zen Cho
Prime Meridian de Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef de Cassandra Khaw
Azanian Bridges de Nick Wood
Castles in Spain antología de Mariano Villarreal

Creo que es una estupenda oportunidad para hacerte con algunos libros de muy buenos autores.

Nuevo Humble Bundle Multigénero

Mirad con que pack se han descolgado en esta ocasión en Humble Bundle, donde por un solo euro te puedes llevar Scourge of the Betrayer, de Jeff Salyards, entre otros libros.

Estos son los libros incluidos en el pack:

Por un dólar

Brave New Worlds Second Edition, editado por John Joseph Adams
Best Horror of the Year Volume 1, editado por Ellen Datlow
Scourge of the Betrayer, Jeff Salyards
Reanimatrix, Pete Rawlik
Hitchers, Will McIntosh
The Daedalus Incident, Michael Martínez

Por ocho dólares

Other Worlds Than These, editado por John Joseph Adams
Beyond the Woods, editado por Paula Guran
Just One Damned Thing After Another, Jodi Taylor
Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volumen 2, editado por Neil Clarke
A Cruel Wind, Glen Cook
Witches be Crazy, Logan Hunder
Book of Cthulhu 2, editado por Ross Lockhart

Por quince dólares

Pump Six and Other Stories, Paolo Bacigalupi
Field of Fantasies, editado por Rick Wilber
Entropy in Bloom, Jeremy Robert Johnson
Galactic Empires, editado por Neil Clarke
The Edge of Worlds, Martha Wells
Southern Gods, John Hornor Jacob
I am Providence, Nick Mamatas

Ebook en oferta : Engineering Infinity

En estos momentos se puede adquirir por solo 0,99 céntimos el libros Engineering Infinity editado por Jonathan Strahan con el que dio comienzo a su serie Infinity Project.

Los relatos que contiene son:

 

  • Malak, Peter Watts
  • Watching the Music Dance, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Laika’s Ghost, Karl Schroeder
  • The Invasion of Venus, Stephen Baxter
  • The Server and the Dragon, Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Bit Rot, Charles Stross
  • Creatures with Wings, Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • Walls of Flesh, Bars of Bone, Damien Broderick & Barbara Lamar
  • Mantis, Robert Reed
  • Judgement Eve, John C. Wright
  • A Soldier of the City, David Moles
  • Mercies, Gregory Benford
  • The Ki-anna, Gwyneth Jones
  • The Birds and the Bees and the Gasoline Trees, John Barnes

 

Libro gratis : Soulmates

Está disponible para su descarga en la modalidad paga-lo-que-quieras el libro Soulmates, de Mike Resnick y Lezli Robyn.

Aquí os pongo la sinopsis y la portada:

Multiple award-winning authors, Mike Resnick and Lezli Robyn, get to the heart of the matter in Soulmates, which showcases all the words they have penned together over their years as collaborators (with a bonus solo piece by each). Whether a robot, alien, some kind of supernatural being or human, rising above our prejudices and ignorance allows us to make emotional connections that can have a profound effect on our lives.

Each of these stories examine a facet of the simple, yet incredibly complex, concept of companionship. They will make you laugh; will make you cry…but most importantly they will make you look at the very basic notion of soul-mates in a different light.